96 Points - International Wine Cellar - "Rating 93-96. Bright medium ruby. An appealing elderflower quality lifts the aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and minerals. Layered, rich and deep, with a chocolatey ripeness as well as a medicinal reserve to its plush flavors of cassis, black raspberry, spices and Rutherford dust. Seriously dense wine with broad, noble tannins. The estate's oldest vines now make up barely 15% of Scarecrow's flagship cuvee, but this wine nonetheless offers great potential."
Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Crafted from the oldest, most balanced and most intensely flavorful Cabernet lots grown onthe J. J. Cohn Estate, this impressive wine shows dark aromas of spiced plums, blackberries,mocha and cassis. Its dark complexity is equally evident on the palate, where the wine is atonce refreshing and somewhat mysterious. The layers of complex flavors reveal themselves with time in the glass, shifting and swirling between bright fruit and dark vanilla/caramel tones.
98 Points - The Wine Advocate - "The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon included fruit from the 2-acre, old vine parcel that is nearly 70 years of age. It boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious notes of spring flowers, blackberries, black raspberries and wet rocks. The wine’s gravelly minerality and spectacular opulence and density make it an instant classic. This massive, full-bodied 2012 should drink beautifully for 15-20+ years. It showed incredibly well last year, and it still reveals the potential to possibly merit a 3-digit score – it’s that special."